A 15-year-old is home recovering after being struck by a car Monday night in Rhea County. 

It happened around 5:00 p.m. 

The driver of the vehicle was going north on Hwy 68 in Spring City when, according to witnesses, the victim tried to cross the highway and did not look before starting.   The driver tried to stop the car to avoiding hitting the victim.  

The victim was take by air ambulance to UT Medical Center.